Life seems at halt from last six months. But slowly, it is turning back to normality as Corona pandemic abates. Social and economic activities are resuming. Likewise, routine medical WHO activities are recommencing on a priority basis. Immunization is one of these activities which is affected to great extent due to Corona and has been resumed immediately.
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WHO at the centre of organising activities
WHO is at the centre of organizing these activities and underpinning the efforts by supporting the government to escalate the expanded programme on immunization for vaccine-preventable disease all over Pakistan. WHO launched the EPI Program in Pakistan back in the late ’70s to protect children by immunizing them against common diseases in childhood.
Recently, WHO Country Representative, Dr Palitha Mahipala and WHO Sindh team visited District East, Karachi to monitor Enhanced Outreach Activities. Dr Ashfaq, District Health Officer East welcomed WHO Country Representative and acknowledged WHO support for immunization activities in Karachi and Sindh. District Health East Team and WHO EPI officers briefed the statistics and EoA Coverage. Dr Mahipala observed vaccinators in fixed and outreach sites at Zindagi Mahfooz (ZM).
Dr Akram, Project Director, EPI Sindh extended sincere gratitude to Dr Palitha for his leadership and praised operations team of WHO Sindh for their fortitude and hard work in the provision of EPI services in Sindh.